This listing is designed to help the reader understand the terms used in this book to discuss global diversity, as well as help non-U.S. readers understand diversity in the U.S. context. The authors wish to thank our colleague Maricel Quintana-Baker for her assistance in compiling this glossary.

Acculturation. The process of intense socialization which brings about an individual's integration into or adoption of another culture, especially that of a foreign country. In the case of a corporate merger or acquisition, the acquired company often adopts the culture of the acquiring organization.

Affirmative Action. Refers to efforts and programs designed to remedy and prevent discrimination by protecting the civil rights of ...

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